Top 10 Plagiarism Checking Software and Tools

Ever read an article or a write up on the internet that has made you think, “Where have I read this before ?.”I know I have. When I say this I mean that whatever I read now I have read exactly as it is somewhere else. This is what Plagiarism is all about. Plagiarism happens when the author of a plagiarized content copies the content on that site, page, book or any other work, as it is and uses that exact same content for his own benefit.

Well, this is just wrong. It is wrong on the ground that it is a gross misappropriation of someone’s hard work and hours of toil. And it is absolutely essential for a healthy society that appreciates the work put in by creative and hardworking minds to protect their work and prevent its misappropriation in any way and this is where Plagiarism checking software comes in. Plagiarism checking software refers to those programs that goes through a document provided as input and makes sure that it is not plagiarized from another work. Here is a list of top 10 plagiarism checking software that one can use to identify and stop plagiarism.

1. Grammarly


Grammarly is a product that we all have heard, come across or used. It is a program that is widely known for its error detection and also works as a effective plagiarism detector. The user can either upload or copy/paste the content on to the text and can check the text. Apart from checking for plagiarism the program proof reads your work and finds the errors and displays the errors for rectification which is a definite plus to understand where and what went wrong. Grammarly offers 3 plans to a user. The monthly plan at 29.95$, the quarterly plan at 19.98$ and the annual plan at 11.66$/ month.

2. Copyscape


Copyscape is a well known and prominent plagiarism checker that is used worldwide to check the originality and the uniqueness of a work. The site in its version does not provide for checking plagiarism of individual articles. The user has to copy the link to the website/content and paste it in the box so provided and click on the Copyscape Search option. The program will now display all those pages that has plagiarized your content. In the premium version, the premium version allows for copying the entire content on to the search window and searching for plagiarism. Thus in the premium version one can identify plagiarism in both online and offline content.

3. Plagscan


Plagscan is a plagiarism checking software that unfortunately does not offer a free version. It offers different pricing plan for Private Use, Organisations, Schools etc. The user can either upload the content onto the program, copy the text or insert the link to the file The program uses different colors to clearly describe the level of plagiarism. The Red color denotes complete Plagiarism, the blue denotes similarities etc. This is in addition to many other features that are seamlessly integrated into this powerful program.

4. Small SEO Tools (Plagiarism Checker)


Small SEO Tools is a free and simple yet efficient Plagiarism checker. The user can scan text upto 1000 for plagiarism and can insert this text by copying it directly onto the program or by uploading the document. Signing up and Registration does not require any subscription and the service is completely free making it a easily accessible software.

5. Dupli Checker


Similar to Small SEO Tools Plagiarism Checker, Dupli Checker is another online free plagiarism checking software with no subscription fee or registration fee. It can scan up to 1000 words for plagiarism and the content can be inserted as raw text or uploaded as a file.

6. Copyleaks


Copyleaks is a program similar to Plagscan that is very effective in detecting duplicate and plagiarized content. It has 3 broad versions namely Education, Businesses and Tools. Each version has different plans (annual and monthly) pegged at different prices. The user can enter raw text, links or upload the file to check for plagiarism. Similar to Plagscan the software uses different colors for denoting different levels of plagiarism, for instance yellow denotes similarities. The user has to log in to avail of these services.

7. Paperrater


Apart from being an online grammar, punctuation and spelling checker Paperrater is a program that can be used to effectively understand the level of plagiarism in a work with its Originality score provided in percentage. The software is a favourite one for academicians and teachers who make use of this rate the papers presented to them. The file to be analysed can either be uploaded or the text can be copied in to the text box provided. The software provides two plans, the free basic plan and the advanced premium one. The premium product is priced at 14.95$/month or 95.40$/yr.

8. Plagium

Plagium is a free and efficient online service for tackling plagiarism. It requires the user to copy and paste the content to be analysed into a textbox. After pasting the content, the your can choose either a quick search or a deep search. Deep search can only be used by people who have signed up with Plagium and after logging in to one’s account. The premium version has a host of different pricing plans which is available at the program’s official site.

9. Plagiarism Checker

The name couldn’t be more obvious. This site is an efficient too check if anyone on the web has plagiarized your content. The program provides a search box where the user has to enter some of the unique phrases or sentences that he has used in his work. The search option is then used to check for the exact usage of that phrase or sentence thereby identifying any plagiarism if any. This program however cannot be used to identify plagiarism of an entire document all at once and only allows for inputting a very limited amount of words.

10. Plagiarisma


Plagiarisma is a free online plagiarism checker that does not charge any subscription or any fee of that sort. The user has to register himself with the program to properly utilize its services. The unregistered user can only check a total of 2000 characters in a text for plagiarism.

Feel free to use any of the programs to identify plagiarism. These are all efficient tools, some paid and some free, some capable of identifying only to a limited number of characters and some much more.

Rinkesh Kukreja

Rinkesh Kukreja is very passionate about environmentalism, technology, cloud computing and latest gadgets. He loves to write on these topics and has received accolades from various people.